The Windows of the house were dusty and there were cobwebs surrounding the edges of the window pane, the paint on the side of the house was peeling and the grass was well beyond the point of life. He decided to try the back of the house. The door had been left ajar. Carefully easing the door open he set foot inside. The thing that confused him the most wasn't the strange musky old smell that carried throughout the house or the fact that it was completely silent and lacked in any noise at all, it was the fact that the house was so tidy?
He says to the boy “I can’t let this happen,” and the next thing the two of them left the dinner and were on their way driving on the closed road (1). The road they are traveling on is had “no tracks ahead,” the father is driving blind (2). The road is a representation of the father’s marriage. The road is closed just as he and his wife are about to get a divorce. The road is unseeable and seems to be going nowhere just like what’s left of the father’s marriage.
The grandchild wants to tell his or her grandmother of the many times that he or she had been “wishing myself home on the evening star” (782). While away at school, the grandchild learns that the evening star is really a planet and wants to tell the grandmother but is not sure if grandmother had enough education to understand the difference between a planet and a star. The conversations between the two doesn’t start till the sunrises which symbolizes the start of something new. In the fifth stanza, the grandchild tell the reader about “the heartsick panels of the quilt”, this shows the reader a connection for the grandchild between the old ways of life and new ways of life, that has been experienced while he or she was away from the grandmother, while being away at college (782). The quilt provides familiarity to the things that he or she has left behind at home while he or she was away at school.
The daughters statement was clearly just her opinion on her mother passing not with any back up evidence which would of gave the mother a more solid thought on just her passing. So the speaker doesn’t seem so enthusiastic about the way her family judges her value, her worth, or her performance. The mother seems in distress which is also just like a student being graded in school and they don’t meet the standards that are set for them by others. The irony here is that rather than parents mark their children, it is the children and father who is marking her, which is the commonly thought to be the most important figure in the household and family. The speaker leads us to believe that there is going to be some action to take place as she continues the metaphor by stating “dropping out” so will she leave?
68). These quote shows that the man orders his wife to leave the door unlocked that he did not like to wait to enter his own home. Additionally, the man came home with a negative attitude and the only thing that he wanted to do was fight and complain about everything or everyone. The protagonist was loading all his anger to his wife, even though she did not have anything to do about how his day went and also about the terrible hot
I put up with them when they come home three days a month; it’s not bad at all. You heave them into the “parlor” and turn the switch. It’s like washing clothes; stuff laundry in and slam the lid’” (Bradbury 92-93). In this quote, Mildred’s friend, Mrs. Bowles, mentions how she takes care of her children, which mostly includes keeping them away from her. Parents in this novel don’t have kids for the relationship, but to continue the human race.
By doing something her father wouldn’t approve of. It says “Father Amadi’s musical voice echoed in my ears until I fell asleep.” Now knowing a song that she couldn’t keep out her mind. Kept a secret from her dad, which was she sleeping under the same roof as her grandfather. ” And “ He poured water on my feet slowly, as if he were conducting an experiment and wanted to see what would happen.” Now she had blisters on feet causing her a lot of pain. Kambili is showing a new side of herself.
They are seen as the “week one”, therefore female are openly flogged and oppressed. “Females have to keep their faces covered at all times out of doors” (p.4) and that “Girls aren’t allowed to leave the house without a parent”. If rules are not obeyed,
During this talk with her husband she is finally acting like the adult she is when saying,” Our house has never been anything but a playroom. Here I was your doll wife…”(Ibsen). This is a huge recognition moment for her, because she realizes how poorly she has been treated but also that she was so naive and never had enough in her to stand up for herself or do things on her own. She follows up her doll house allusion by making the bold statement,” I have to educate myself… I have to do it by myself. That’s why I’m leaving you,”(Ibsen).
One night, Victor had drunk too much from an Indian party that he had went to and so when he came back home and tried to sleep he couldn’t. In the book, it said, “It was late early in the morning. He kept his eyes open until they grew accustomed to the dark, until he could see vague images of the bedroom...Fifteen minutes had passed and it ways closer to sunrise and he still hadn’t slept at all” (Alexie 85). This reminded me of the times in which I would have all nighters from playing video games. I remember how I would first start playing like at 10 at night and then just keep at it until I’d see from the window that it wasn’t night anymore and the sun was starting to rise.